FREE: Iggy Pop Book Signing with Photographer Paul McAlpine

IGGY POP – BARE & REAL is a collection of photographs that Paul McAlpine took of Iggy Pop on various tours spanning the musician’s career from 1977’s The Idiot tour all the way to 2016’s Post Pop Depression tour. Paul will make an appearance at Haight Street Art Center on Oct 25 for a book signing, slideshow, and Q&A by Irish Greg. RSVP here!

The Haight Street Art Center will have a special release of a 24” X 18”, five-color screen printed serigraph, created by zoltron and Paul McAlpine. This collaboration will be signed and numbered by both artists.

FREE: The Waterboys’ Mike Scott In Conversation Thursday October 10th Haight Street Art Center

We’re so excited for our next show, a conversation with Mike Scott of the legendary Waterboys, at the Haight Street Art Center on Thursday October 10th.

FREE Eventbrite ticket *If you cannot use your ticket PLEASE return it so someone else can attend. HOW TO RETURN TICKET

Patrons of our show on Patreon are guaranteed entry (+1) RSVP here

This will also be your last chance to enjoy the stunning Pearl Jam: Live in Two Dimensions poster exhibit during our 6-7pm happy-hour.

Doors 6pm, interview 7-8pm

Mike Scott is one of the finest British songwriters of the past four decades and with the Waterboys has released such classic albums as This is the Sea and Fisherman’s Blues. The hit single The Whole Of The Moon has been covered by Prince, and others such as Rod Stewart, Steve Earle and Tom Jones have also performed his tunes.  

KFOG Morning Show Reunion Friday Sept 20th 6-8pm Magnolia Brewing (Dogpatch)

We’re getting the band back together one last time…the KFOG Morning Show Reunion! Join Dave Morey, Peter Finch, Renee Richardson and Irish Greg SF for a special taping of Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP podcast on Friday September 20th at Magnolia Brewing(Dogpatch) from 6-8pm (6-7pm happy hour. 7-8pm show)

Patrons of the show at the $5 level are guaranteed entry.

There are a limited number of FREE Eventbrite tickets available.

The event space Magnolia Hall is right next door to Magnolia Brewing(2505 3rd Street @ 22nd St San Francisco, CA 94107). Guests are encouraged to patronize Magnolia Brewing beforehand for tasty eats and delicious beers! 

Carpooling or even better yet, public transit/Uber are the best options. Parking is extremely limited. 

Dog Dance Party: Peter Himmelman to Benefit the Milo Foundation, Sunday July 28th, 21st Amendment San Leandro

Rocco and Pirate cordially invite you to their 3rd annual Dog Dance Party with Peter Himmelman to benefit the Milo Foundation. The event will take place on the patio at 21st Amendment San Leandro on Sunday, July 28th from 1-3pm. Dogs and their well behaved humans are welcome.

Patrons on Patreon at the $5 a month level are FREE (plus guest.) Limited space so act now!

Fogheads know Peter Himmelman mostly for his Acoustic Sunrise favorite “Dixie the Tiny Dog,” making him the perfect guest for this year’s Dog Dance Party. Of course Peter has a had a long and distinguished career outside of his ode to a little dachshund…

Fogheads know Peter Himmelman mostly for his Acoustic Sunrise favorite “Dixie the Tiny Dog,” making him the perfect guest for this year’s Dog Dance Party. Of course Peter has had a long and distinguished career outside of his ode to a little dachshund…

Peter Himmelman is a man of many talents and accomplishments who also happens to be Bob Dylan’s son-in-law. He has been playing in bands since sixth grade in the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park. He has released a dozen rock albums since 1986 all of which have received love from critics. He also writes music for movies and television in Hollywood.

Static and Surrender in Song & Conversation Saturday, August 24th

Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop Up in partnership with Inside Lands House Concerts proudly presents Static and Surrender in Song & Conversation. an intimate evening of music and stories at a gorgeous location in Piedmont.

We’ll send address details upon purchase.

Limited space for patrons at the $5 level.

Every once in a while, paths cross at just the right time, in the right place, and within the right circumstances. Such is the case for San Francisco alternative rock upstarts Static and Surrender—Jeff Campbell [lead vocals, guitar], Adam Schuman [guitar, vocals], and John Schuman [drums]. By 2016, brothers John and Adam had established themselves in popular Bay Area stalwarts such as The Trophy Fire, landing critical acclaim and gigging alongside everyone from Dredg to The Dear Hunter. Within that same scene, Jeff earned recognition by receiving national songwriting awards, shared the stage with titans such as John Mayer, and fronted Pine and Battery, among other acts.

One night, a chance encounter between Jeff and Adam paved the way for what would become Static and Surrender.

“I ran into Adam and his wife at a restaurant,” recalls Jeff. “We started talking about the static and stagnation we’d both been feeling about our careers, and how we’d both sort of surrendered to it. A day later, he sent me a bunch of demos. As soon as I heard them, it just felt right. It’s the brother dynamic that attracted me to Adam and John. They’ve been playing music together for two decades. They finish each other’s sentences, in life and on stage. At the same time, we grew up in similar households. When we met, it felt like we’d known each other forever. Everything fit. It was like we were meant to play together all along.”

Dan Bern: An Evening of Song, Art & Conversation Saturday, June 29th at the Haight Street Art Center

Join us for an evening of song, art & conversation with the great Dan Bern on Saturday June 29th at the Haight Street Art Center for the ridiculously low price of $5! At 5pm we bring you an extended happy-hour to enjoy Dan’s beautiful paintings, followed by some wonderful songs and conversation.

Patrons of the Show at the $5 a month level get FREE admission (+1) including a complimentary adult beverage. Become a patron or RSVP.

Dan Bern has released some two dozen studio albums, EPs, and live recordings since his first CD on Sony/Work in 1997. Either fronting various bands or as a solo performer, he is convincing, funny and timely, with an unassuming tip of the hat to the spirits of the past greats, all while sounding fresh and original. Dan’s songs pack a punch, and are engaging and often cinematic.

Bern’s singular songwriting has led to work on such projects as the Judd Apatow features Walk Hard—the Dewey Cox Story and Get Him to the Greek. His songs have appeared in countless TV shows and independent films, been covered by The Who’s Roger Daltrey.

In addition to the music, Dan Bern is a prolific painter, with works hanging in The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and The Bobby Feller Museum. He has published several books, the latest being a collection of poems, “encounters,” which recount his real-life encounters with, among others, Wilt Chamberlain, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Carter and Hunter S. Thompson.

Whiskerman, Mickelson, Coffis Brothers: Blanket the Homeless Benefit Thursday May 16th Haight Street Art Center

Join us for an amazing evening of music and conversation to raise some money for a great cause.

Patrons of our show at the $5 a month level are guaranteed FREE entry (+1) and a complimentary drink: Support us on Patreon.

If you’re already a patron please RSVP here.

This a benefit for the Blanket the Homeless compilation album being produced by Scott Mickelson featuring Whiskerman and the Coffis Brothers as well as Fantastic Negrito, Con Brio, John Craigie and many more.

Ticket includes 6-7pm happy-hour and the From Detroit with Love: Grande Ballroom poster exhibit.

Whiskerman is a rock-and-roll overture to the great unraveling. Over the last 7 years the Oakland band has developed an underground reputation for tackling the sublime with their ambitious songwriting, thunderous stage show, and acute lyricism. They have since emerged as an engine of the Bay Area’s revitalized psychedelic and festival scenes.

Scott Mickelson is an artist/producer from the Bay Area. His debut release Flickering was on the Grammy ballot for Best Folk Album and Best Roots Music Performance. His follow up full-length A Wondrous Life is receiving great reviews in the US and abroad. Mickelson will be playing his first European tour this Fall.

The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men are five young men from the Santa Cruz Mountains that have been playing around the Bay Area and beyond since 2010. They play a style of music that is rock and roll in the most classic sense, melodic, rootsy and heartfelt. The songwriting duo of Jamie and Kellen show an obvious love for a bygone era of music and for groups like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Neil Young and The Beatles as well as a sense of maturity and experience beyond their years.

FREE: Record Store Celebration Saturday April 13th 6pm Haight Street Art Center

Come celebrate Record Store Day with a FREE show at the Haight Street Art Center. Everyone attending is invited to bring their ONE favorite piece of vinyl and you might be chosen to join us on stage as we spin your record and interview you about it. How fun is that?

As usual, guaranteed entry to patrons of the show on Patreon. RSVP by telling us how many people you are bringing. The more the merrier! 

6pm happy-hour will feature the Grande Ballroom poster exhibition From Detroit with Love as well as a screening of the acclaimed documentary The Cover Story-Album Art.

Performing live will be the great Four Year Bender (duo) who’ll have some vinyl to sell and will be promoting their album release party at Cafe du Nord. Opening the show is the great Jeff Desira who also is releasing new material produced by Chris Manning of Jellyfish and Guster.

We’re thrilled that Eric Christensen will be on hand to discuss great album artwork and his wonderful documentary The Cover Story-Album Art.

Also, parked out front will be the awesome roaming Musical Instrument Lending Library.

FREE: The Shams St Paddy’s Day Special Haight Street Art Center Friday March 15th 6pm

Enjoy an evening of craic agus ceol as Sean Daly brings his kick-ass band from Galway, Ireland to start your Paddy’s Day weekend off on the right note. Details HERE

Please leave a note below if you plan on attending and tell us if you’re bringing a guest!

Festive drink specials courtesy of sponsors 21st Amendment Brewery and brewer/co-founder Shaun O’Sullivan will be the guest of honor.

The Shams first began in 2011 in San Francisco, lead by energetic and charismatic front man Sean Daly. 

The Shams have sold out the legendary Great American Music Hall in San Francisco and shared stages with Irish performers such as the brilliant singer-songwriter Damien Dempsey, Mundy, The Young Dubliners, and English punk legends, The Vibrators.

The Shams provide listeners with a new, hard-hitting perspective on the evolution of Irish music, unlike any you’ve heard before. With each fiery live performance, the group leaves listeners begging for more

John Craigie In Song & Conversation Tuesday 2/19 6pm Haight Street Art Center

We’re thrilled to have finally booked the great John Craigie on the show. As always the show is FREE to patrons at the $5 a month level.

Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/posts/24248329
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Tickets for non-patrons are only $5. This ticket entitles you to a complimentary adult beverage courtesy of our sponsors 21st Amendment Brewery and Whetstone Wine Cellars. This nominal fee of $5 is to stop the problem of no-shows which have been a problem at our once free events. Money raised will go to our non-profit host, the Haight Street Art Center AND the Blue Bear School of Music.

Renowned for his eloquent Americana style, engaging live shows, and off-the-cuff clever observations, John Craigie carries on the legacy of classic singer-songwriters, while blazing a trail of his own.

Recently, that trail twisted and turned into new territory for the Portland, OR performer who The Stranger appropriately dubbed, “the lovechild of John Prine and Mitch Hedberg.” His music speaks loud to both audiences and fellow artists. Todd Snider notably hand-delivered a gift on-stage, and Chuck Norris has sent fan mail. His fifth full-length album, No Rain, No Rose boasted two collaborations with Gregory Alan Isakov, namely “I Am California” and “Highway Blood.” Both quickly cracked One Million Spotify streams and counting, as his knack for a captivating narrative and rustic aural palettes powered the 13-track offering together.

“It’s about transparency,” he explains. “The storytelling enables listeners to relate. Really good music doesn’t make you feel good; it makes you feel like you’re not alone.”

As No Rain, No Rose landed, he caught the attention of none other than Jack Johnson. Through a serendipitous series of events, Craigie’s 2016 live effort Capricorn in Retrograde… Just Kidding… Live in Portland landed in Johnson’s car stereo during a California coastal road trip.

Shortly after, Jack reached out and Craigie soon found himself onstage for 12 shows during Johnson’s 2017 summer tour including performances at The Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California and The Gorge in Washington state. Along the way, he earned acclaim from SF Weekly, Seattle Times, AXS, and more. Festival appearances also include Oregon Country Fair, Kate Wolf Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Burning Man, and many others.

When Craigie plays, it’s one of those special shows that can make you laugh and cry in the same song. It’s a musical journey that can’t be denied.